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Project C

Clean Energy & Sustainability

What is clean energy?

Clean energy provides the same power to homes and businesses as traditional energy sources without generating as many harmful pollutants or greenhouse gasses. This helps to minimize the effects of climate change while still providing the energy needed for our daily lives. Clean energy generated from green options like wind and solar is even better because these sources are abundant and will help us achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

New York sustainability

We already power homes and businesses across New York with quality, reliable and safe service, and now we’re committed to transitioning toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. Local sustainability initiatives will help increase the use of clean energy and, in doing so, decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

A fossil free future

One of the best ways to create a more sustainable New York is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. To play our part, we have committed to completely eliminating fossil fuels from our gas and electric systems by 2050. Fossil fuels will be replaced with clean sources of energy like renewable natural gas and green hydrogen. We are already working with policymakers, regulators, and our customers to make this transition as seamless as possible. Learn more about our clean energy vision

Solar Panels


We can do more than just provide renewable energy to our customers. Through Project C, we have designed goals to more broadly support our clean energy future. We aim to:
  • provide grants that support eco-friendly community projects
  • build on new ideas that make clean energy more accessible
  • connect our youth and those in need with job opportunities in clean energy
  • restore and maintain local parks 
  • support New York renewable energy projects with funding and partnership opportunities
  • support the development of new clean energy businesses.

Partnering for clean and sustainable energy

Our New York sustainability partnerships focusing on clean energy and the environment are key elements of our success. We believe that everyone should have access to clean and sustainable energy sources, and by working with our New York partners, we can improve energy efficiency and provide more access to clean energy in our communities.

Energy savings programs

Check out some energy efficiency upgrades you can implement in your home, along with other energy efficiency savings programs that can save you money on your next energy bill  Click here to learn more about our programs.

Contact us

Want to learn more about our local sustainability initiatives? Contact us today at to see how you can get involved.


Articles & updates

Stay up-to-date on the most important clean energy and sustainability issues we are tackling.

To date, more than 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy has been distributed across our network, enough to power 600,000 homes. This brings us closer to our goal of 100% clean energy for the future.

With $100,000 in energy efficiency incentives, Barilla America is set to upgrade its packaging line and manufacturing process to create a more sustainable work environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Make-Ready Program, we funded 90% of the costs for Zenger Group to install 10 Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at its Tonawanda headquarters.

Get a glimpse into the clean energy future

Hear about how our work in New York is helping create a clean energy transition for all.